Monday, December 9, 2013

Cornelian Cherries: Health Benefits

Cornelian cherries, with no known side effects or hazards, get their fabulous colour in mid summer and they can be eaten when the colour becomes dark red or maroon. You should be quicker than the birds because they often consume the berries in a very short time. 

  • The berries are good for fever and various bowel complaints. 
  • Since the fruit has astringent qualities, they are useful against cardiovascular diseases. 
  • Cornelian cherries are also used to cure cholera.
  • The flowers of the Cornelian cherry bushes are used to treat diarrhea.

Here is the nutrition fact chart for Cornelian cherries:

Name: Cornelian cherries Amount: 250 ml pure juice
Calories 152
Total Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 13 mg
Potassium 530 mg
Total Carbohydrate 37 g
- Dietary Fiber 0 g
- Sugars 27 g
Protein 1 g